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Mount Downton  British Columbia   #4991
Ranges: North America Ranges / BC Interior Plateau / Chilcotin Plateau

Height: 2375 m -> 7792 feet
Prominence?: 785 m above Pan-Corkscrew Pass
Line Parent?: Far Mountain (33.0 km away, at bearing 286 degrees)
Greater Parent: Far Mountain (33.0 km away)

Location:   52.70583,-124.85056     52:42:21, -124:51:02   10U 374972 5841154 (89 km W of Nazko). NTS Mapsheet: 093.C.10   AreaCode: FM24/HI05
Mount Downton - Northeast Side
This mountain is the highest summit of the Itcha Range. It sits on the three-way hydrologic divide between the Chilcotin River which flows east into the Fraser, tributaries of Blackwater Creek which also flows into the Fraser, and the Dean River which flows into Dean Channel. The Itcha Range is one of several sprawling shield volcanoes that form the Anahim Volcanic Belt, which includes the Rainbow Range and the Ilgachuz Range. These features were formed between 800,000 years ago and 1 million years ago as the crust moved over a mantle hot spot, similar to what is happening in Hawaii today. The standard route up Mount Downton is its southwest ridge, which is not technically difficult but features a small rock outcrop that looks like a roosters comb. There's a radio transmitter on the summit.

Trip Reports within 1 km
51 2014.09.02 Exploring the Itcha Range Fred Touche


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16 Mount Downton - Northwest Slopes Fred Touche
12 Mount Downton - Northeast Side Fred Touche